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Thread: Austin Jackson
04-17-2012, 04:51 PM #121Banned
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- Apr 2009
- Allendale, Michigan
Clearly not a lead-off hitter. Hits too many homers. Needs to hit more singles and steal more bases.
04-17-2012, 04:54 PM #122
I doubt he is good enough defensively to ever replace Jackson in a game, and I doubt his arm is good enough for RF. So that leaves LF. I just don't know if the Tigers will value a late inning defensive replacement in LF / pinch runner enough to place him on the 40-man roster.
04-17-2012, 06:48 PM #123
04-17-2012, 08:53 PM #124
I've been impressed Jackson so far. I don't expect him to cut down on strikeouts all that much. He is still striking out at a high rate. I also don't expect him to walk a lot. I think the leg kick thing will help his production overall. I think it could be enough to mildly cut down on Ks and increase walks, which might just be enough to make him a good hitter. The power is the main thing. He's been hitting the ball hard, and that is a good sign.
Im thinking a 10% walk rate, 25% k rate, and maybe 3 home runs per 100 PAs. In the other 62 balls in play, I'll give him 21 hits. That's an obp of 340. I'll take that.AAT: Ian Kinsler
04-17-2012, 09:13 PM #125
04-17-2012, 09:15 PM #126
A 340 obp and 18 home runs is pretty good from your center fielder.AAT: Ian Kinsler
04-18-2012, 04:27 PM #127
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